Usually the conference champion claims the most All-Conference players — particularly on the first team — but I think we can agree that Salisbury is a legitimate exception to that unwritten rule this year.
Salisbury claimed five of the top-15 players on this year’s Lewis & Clark All-Conference softball team, despite finishing in second place behind Marceline. The Lady Tigers had four players on the first team, but both had six total players each on the All-Conference list.
That didn’t leave much room for the remaining three teams, but Fayette did manage to get two players on the first team and another as an honorable mention. All three players are seniors.
Starting next year, making the Lewis & Clark All-Conference softball team will be tough. If the conference bylaws remain the same on picking All-Conference selections, it’ll be 15 first-team spots for nine teams, and outside the top 15, any player that receives even one vote earns a spot as an honorable mention. I have a feeling we will see a more-crowded listing on the honorable mention section in the future.
But that’s next year and beyond. Now is this year. So here is the 2015 softball All-Conference team.
- Lydia Henke, jr., Salisbury
- Molly Shoop, sr., Marceline
- Kylie Linneman, sr., Westran
- Elaine Ewigman, jr., Marceline
- Emily Binder, sr., Salisbury
- Jordan Harlan, sr., Westran
- Ashley Linneman, sr., Salisbury
- Hailey Akers, fr., Marceline
- Clara Beaman, sr., Fayette
- Katie Cupp, sr., Marceline
- Camryn Hunt, sr., Westran
- Ali King, soph., Salisbury
- Rachel Blades, sr., Paris
- Clara Lutz, sr., Fayette
- Marchya Jackson, jr., Salisbury
- Maycee Edgar, fr., Marceline
- Kylea Ingram, sr., Westran
- Cory Burton, jr., Westran
- Jacee Brooks, jr., Marceline
- Carmyn Holmes, jr., Paris
- Haleigh Strodtman, sr., Fayette
- Mikayla Sturm, jr., Salisbury